Friday, August 30, 2013

NYCC Exclusive 2013 - Play Arts Kai Black Superman

Square Enix has announced an exclusive for New York Comic Con 2013 that is sure to fly toward a quick sell-out at the convention: Black Superman Variant Play Arts Kai 10" figure. Sometimes the Black Superman is called the "evil" version, but in this case there appears to be some rumors floating around that this figure is based on deleted scenes from the movie "Superman: Man of Steel."

Saturday, August 24, 2013

New York Comic-Con 2013 (NYCC) Exclusives!

Just when you think the summer is over and the convention scene is calming down... NEW YORK COMIC-CON is just around the corner! We will be providing coverage & information leading up to NYCC 2013. All exclusives will be available for purchase in our Ebay Store (click here.)

First up are 3 exclusives that were announced this week: Captain Action "Dr. Evil" and two items from Mezco: Translucent Green Creature from the Black Lagoon and Walker in White/Green Hazmat Suit from Breaking Bad.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Four Horsemen Discuss Mattel's Subscriptions

The Four Horsemen chime in about Mattel's 2014 Subscriptions for Masters of the Universe and DC Universe... read their comments...

If you know who we are then you probably know about Mattel’s action figure lines – Masters of the Universe Classics and DC Universe Classics, and you probably also know about our involvement with both of those properties. Both lines are very near and dear to our hearts as fans and we always try to remember how very blessed we are to have the opportunity to work on both of them.
So, if you know who we are and you know about MotU Classics and DCU Classics, then you probably know what this message is going to be about. Both lines are in danger of ending prematurely and they need your help to continue. We’re not going to beg you to buy multiple subscriptions or try to convince you that getting a subscription to either or both of these lines is more important than paying your rent or putting gas in your car. Those of you who have followed us for a while know that we’ve never been like that, and that if anything we’re going to do what is natural to us and come at this from a fan’s point of view.
First and foremost, there have been rumors floating about that this is some sort of scare tactic by Mattel just to sell more subscriptions than they really need and that the charts on are faked. These rumors could not be farther from the truth. What’s going on is that Mattel is being completely transparent about the subscriptions that have been sold so far and they’re letting you in on it just so you’ll be aware of the progress and consequently how much danger these lines are really facing of being ended. We’re actually floored that the MotU Classics subscription is only up to 35% at the time of this writing and the DCU subscription is only at about 20%!
From a fans perspective we see it like this…
With the DCU line there are still opportunities for all of us to finish off some hero and villain teams that we’ve all have wanted for a while and also to get characters that really need an update and an upgrade from earlier versions that were done of them, like Superman’s nemesis – Doomsday!
As for MotU Classics, there are still lots of fairly top tier characters that are from the original toy lines and cartoons that have yet to become part of the MotU Classics universe. Plus there are many fan-favorite secondary characters that may never see the light of day if the subscription campaign isn’t successful. Characters like Tongue Lashor, Rio Blast, Extendar, Squeeze, Ninjor, Dragstor, Sssqueeze, Flutterina, Angella, Blade, Entrapta, Saurod, New Adventures Skeletor, Evil Seed, Sweet Bee, Double Trouble, Flogg, Mermista, and yes – even Madame Razz and Gwildor ALL need to be made! It’s just plain and simple – without the subscriptions these figures just have no chance of ever happening.
So, it’s not a scam or a scare tactic. It’s just fact. Both of these iconic, history making toy lines are in danger of being cancelled and the only way we can all make sure this doesn’t happen is to subscribe to Club Eternia for Masters of the Universe Classics figures and to Club Infinite Earths for DC Universe figures before Monday August 19th 2013 to help ensure that these two truly classic lines stick around for a little while longer.
That’s less than two weeks before the fate of these two heroic lines will be decided. This time you truly DO have the power! To go directly to the subscriptions page, just click here:

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Mattel's DC Universe Figure Subscription 2014

Mattel's Action Figure Subscriptions 2014

Only about 2 1/2 more weeks to sign up for Mattel's Action Figure Subscriptions for 2014. There is a monthly subscription for Masters of the Universe figures and one for DC Universe (called Club Infinite Earths). Here are the details:

About Club Infinite Earths Monthly Subscription

Offering characters from the classic DC Universe, Club Infinite Earths is the only place to get true collector characters rendered as fully articulated, highly detailed 6” scale figures. How does it work? Purchase a membership now and in 2014 we’ll ship you every Club Infinite Earths official release. You’ll also receive the club-exclusive figure, and as a Club Infinite Earths member, you’re entitled to all of these sweet benefits:
  • Club-Exclusive Announced! This year’s exclusive figure is by far the most fan-demanded DCU figure ever… prepare to meet your Doomsday! We’ll have to reach our minimum subscription order goal to move forward with the club for 2014, but when it comes to the only confirmed destroyer of Superman™, one subscription order goal is just not enough: if we reach Level 1 on the thermometer to the left, we’ll release Doomsday for the first time in 6” scale and dressed in his prison outfit (green tarp, goggles, shackles). But if we reach Level 2, the insanity will truly be “Unleashed!” Achieving Level 2 will unlock additional production resources, so everyone’s favorite killing machine will not only wear his classic shredded uniform, we’ll literally make a bigger and badder Doomsday, at no additional cost to you.
  • New! Monthly and Quarterly Shipping Options: Want your DC Universe figures the minute they’re released? Then you’re in the right place. Choosing the Club Infinite Earths monthly shipment option means we’ll ship your figures as they become available each month. Or, click here to choose the quarterly shipment option. You’ll still get all the 2014 club releases but we’ll ship your products every three months instead to save you shipping costs. The choice is yours! (To read more about the options, click here.)
  • More Products, Lower Prices: Want to make sure you get every official 2014 Club Infinite Earths figure released in 2014? If you’re a subscriber, you won’t have a thing to worry about because they’ll automatically show up on your doorstep. The price subscribers pay for basic figures is lower, too… $20 each when purchased through Club Infinite Earths and $23 each during All Access.
  • Early Access to Non-Subscription Products: Get a subscription and you’ll have the chance to purchase many of our hottest items before non-subscribers, like convention figures, the upcoming Ghostbusters™ Ecto Goggles, and more!
  • Subscription Purchase Period & Limits: The 2014 subscription purchase period starts Monday 6/17 at 9am PT and ends on Monday 8/19 at 11:59pm PT. You’re free to purchase as many memberships as you like during the enrollment period, but there are no extensions or additional enrollment opportunities planned for 2014, so don’t wait!
  • Subscription Cost: The total commitment for 2014 is $275, plus applicable fees/taxes and shipping (varies depending on your location and the shipping method you choose). This includes 12 figures shipped approximately one each month from January 2014 through December 2014 (12 @ $20 = $240) and a $35 membership fee for a total of $275 plus shipping/taxes/fees. ONCE PURCHASED, MEMBERSHIPS MAY NOT BE CANCELLED.
  • Club Figures: Only subscribers receive the exclusive Club Infinite Earths figure directly from Mattel! This very special figure will never be sold separately at or anywhere else by Mattel. Shipped sometime around the first quarter of the year, the cost is covered by the $35 membership fee (any applicable shipping and taxes/fees will be charged at the time of shipment). The first three figures announced are ‘90s look Aquaman with hook Arm (January), Ice (February), and “Conner Kent” Superboy in his classic black shirt look (March). The balance of figures will be announced approximately one to two months before each on-sale date.